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'sullivan and danny wong and thomas wong the nernling crew that put this together on the -- engineering crew that put this together. joe is here and wally wong, and alex marie who i saw limping, i hope that wasn't from the community meeting. these are the folks that worked with the contractor, mcgwire and hester to get this work done. i want to thank them for that. last but most -- the woman who manages the great streets program that has taken the mayor's vision and the board's policy directive for great streets and actually put it into practice so that we see these projects here, mr.ings all of these prodge -- manages all of the projects, chris opreck. let's give her a hand. if there's anyone i missed, accept my apologies know my gratitude is there. with that we will cut the ribbon. >> all right. we'll do, five, four, three. >> no. no. no. that was really bad. >> everybody. ready? five, four, three, two, one, [cheering] thank you, everyone. ♪ >> hello, i'm meg, welcome to "culture wire." for this episode, the director of cultural affairs, luis, will take you on a journey through presidio has been
affected any flights at salinas airport. ktvu's claudine wong is heading to the scene and will have a live report shortly. >>> we'res following this -- we're also following this story, seven people stranded on a boat. the coast guard says their boat became stuck last night near solano county. newschopper2 got some shots over the scene and is live there right now. you can see the boat and what it's stick in, the shallow water. have you four adults and three children aboard the boat and very shallow waters. as our camera pans to the left, look towards the top of your screen. there is a coast guard boat approaching them. it's closed but it's still far away because of the shallow waters that coast guard boat is taking -- there it is. there's the coast guard. rescue boat is slowly approaching that stranded boat right now. so again, you've got four adults, three kids on that stranded boat near ri rer island in the concord area. the coast guard is nearby. nobody is hurt. nobody is in danger. they just can't get them off right now. >>> we're learning more about the jealous rage that appears to hav
and also peter wong. here we are. come on, everybody. they did a great job. >> the chef will be the incoming chair person of the chef association. it will be with us every year catering and contributing to our community. we want to express our appreciation, and thank you so much. [applause] >> we are all about good food and pictures, of course. we would love for you to say a few words. >> good evening. it is such an honor for us to be here tonight. in the partner of the asian chef association , and in the founder of -- i am the founder of chefs without borders. for us to be year to stand in front of you, it is an honor to be here to be part out the asian pacific americans five years in a row, and we are honored to do everything to serve the food, and we try the best we can, so tonight, i hope you enjoyed the food very much, and we hope to see you again. thank you. [applause] thank you very much. we have more food for you. two quick things -- we have finally coming up right now, and we have a green room recession after the finale -- reception after the finale. when you ar
, commissioners. my name is roger wong. i'm a resident of san francisco for over 35 years. i'm an architect mo and architect mss wong associates practicing here along the waterfront. i work here, i work on products here, and on weekends, i bring my family here. first of all, i would like to say that this district is like no other. the ferry building, the embarcadero, the, not, the fort walks, and these are all true public access and to open space for all of san francisco. on any given day, especially weakens, the district is enjoyed by a diverse group of people. you see mothers, fathers, hikers, joggers, walkers, lovers, skaters, and, yes, even skateboarders. i have to admit, over 20 years ago, when the 1989 loma prieta earthquake took down the freeway, i had close family and friends in chinatown that were my concern. the chinese community wanted the freeway replaced. freeway opponents pushed for the freeway removal instead of the repair. at first, a cost traffic woes, but soon, drivers readjusted. what we all forget, prior to the earthquake, there was strong opposition to remove the embarcade
's claudine wong joins us to learn if the search has made any progress. >> reporter: good afternoon. no, they've not made any progress. in fact, they've officially called this search off and still don't know who made this mayday call or why. but the coast guard does believe, they say, that the search has been extensive and they say new technology has -- was able to point them what -- point them in what they believe was right direction. >> mayday! >> reporter: that distress came in last night on marin channel 16. think of channel 16 as 911 for anyone on the water. >> the one thing we got was the word "mayday." and that's the signal for us to go out and search for anything. >> reporter: nothing else was ever heard from that caller. despite repeated efforts from the coast guard to get her back on the radio. >> vessel herring. vessel herring, this is the san francisco coast guard. >> mayday, united states coast guard, state your position and nature of your distress. >> reporter: so the coast guard immediately launched a search. even without any information on location, the coast guard says it was
. this morning we got word that iran will release one of the three to mark the end of ramadan. claudine wong is live in san francisco with some hopeful but cautious reaction. >> reporter: good afternoon. friends and family members that i have talked too to today are being very cautious with their emotions. this release would come at the end of ramadan. it's common on a holiday like this to have a release of prisoners and a talk of clemency. it's been a 405 days that has included a roller coaster of emotions. it seems everyone is holding their breath. iran's culture ministry did confirm today that one of three americans jailed for more than a year will be released on saturday. reporters were told by text message today that they could witness that release at the same hotel where the three americans met with their mothers in may. the information provided to reporters did not say which of the three, shane bauer, josh fattal, or sarah shourd would be released saturday. it's believed that it will be sarah shourd because of her health issues. they report she discover add lump in her breast. we talk
home, continues at ktvu.com. click on the "uc hickers" tab. >>> claudine wong is live with a new perspective with more on the san bruno blast. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we've moved down here to area where it used to be the 1700 block of claremont. this is what remains of people's homes and lives. this investigation is just getting underway. we're told a lot of it, at least on scene has been completed in terms of the ntsb. victims want to know how this could have happened and want to make sure this doesn't happen again. they also want to really know what's next. >> this morning bill magullihan waited for someone to tell him if he can go in his home, if it's safe, if he can go forward. >> i'm not hearing any information. that's what's frustrating. they upgraded my house from a red to a yellow tag. that's fantastic news. so hopefully i will hear something. i haven't heard a peep from the city. >> reporter: he can't get in. his home is still in the area blocked off, in the area still under investigation. the ntsb says it's focused on the 30-inch gas pipe that's exploded and
the gasline explosion decimated a neighborhood nearby. claudine wong joins us with more on that part of the story, including the victims trying to rebuild their lives. claudine? >> reporter: good afternoon, kraig. it's been one week since fire devastated this neighborhood. people are still trying to deal with what's happened out here. we've seen a range of emotions, from sadness, to shock, to frustration. it's still hard to comprehend how much was lost. this is claremont drive today. just a shell of what it was. but this is a look of a picture of what claremont drive likely looked like a week ago, really, just a normal suburban street. now, if you take a look at where this house possibly was on claremont drive -- we want to show you what one home is like. the chimney is just really a shadow of what it was. that's what that house looked like a week ago. it's just one of the dozens lost. it's hard to imagine that someone would take a community ravaged like this and take and advantage of the officials. but local law enforcement says that's exactly what happens and they say it starts hap
wong reports. >> nellie bishop never used to see the sunrise from her kitchen window. she used to look out and see her neighbor's house. that house is gone. >> when we woke up this morning and looked out, we couldn't believe it. still can't believe it. it's surreal. >> we're used to seeing our neighbors go to work in the morning. we're waving at them. >> we hope they all come back. >> the bishops say the city, their insurance company and peg have been there for whatever they've needed since this has happened. >> they're right there. we've never had to look around to find these people. they were always there. >> reporter: but local authorities say not everyone has good intentions and say the victims of this disaster are at risk of being victimized again, by people who are looking to make a dime off of this tragedy. >> i've worked so many other fires in northern california; and, you know, these people will come in and just wreak havoc upon these people. >> licensing board investigators say the scam artists and unlicensed contractors will hit a neighborhood ravaged by disaster about a wee
homes will be demolished. claudine wong's been on the scene owl morning and gives us an update. >> reporter: yes. we can show you two of those locations here on earl. behind me crews just stopping in the last couple minutes to take a break. that's one of the sites. if we pan up on to the hill you can see one of the excavators working on the secondary site. they are taking a lot of precautions this morning. we can tell you we've watched these crews wearing protective gear spraying down the sites with water to make sure that dust level stays down. and there are air monitors in and around this entire neighborhood to make sure that there's not any dangerous levels of partichat matter or gases. they're doing all of these in response to health concerns. but the county says it is determined to give this neighborhood back to san bruno. rick stopped for a moment on his morning run to look at the damage on claremont drive. he's run through this neighborhood every day since the explosion. >> i live a couple blocks from the actual blast site explosion off of earl. >> reporter: and you've b
at the site and this morning we were able to get a new perspective of the blast site. claudine wong joins us with details on that. >> reporter: good afternoon, yes, we can show you some of the activity going on inside of the disaster zone here in san bruno as demolition and cleanup continues for a second day out here. this morning we were able to get beyond the barricades to show you a rarely seen look at what it looks like inside the disaster zone. >> safety, safety, safety, a lot of dangerous situations, stay in a tight group. >> reporter: for the first time in days our cameras were allowed beyond the barricades. >> we have three main zones we are working in, really a zone, a, b and c. >> reporter: while we have seen the devastation, inside the disaster zone are compelling images that many have not seen, the flowers someone has placed in fronts of a home where lives were lost. there remains a playground just yards from the explosion site where residents told us so many children used to play. >> get it done and get it done right. >> reporter: inside the disaster zone you can hear another ch
's problems. ktvu's claudine wong tells us what they revealed about the key issues. >> reporter: they both came out swinging. there were a lot of jabs no knock out punch. >> reporter: that didn't surprise some people we talked to, some say these debates don't change minds just solidify their positions. >> i think everybody has got sort of their predisposition. i think that probably -- i mean there are definitely people that seem to come out ahead. personally i thought jerry brown came out ahead. he has got a little more experience in debates and so much. >> i think people have so much emotion that nobody is going to change anybody's mind anymore. >> reporter: according to the polls however, there are still quite a few people who have not made up their mind, 1-5, which is significant especially in a race considered to be a dead heat. analysts say she was stuff but stayed on message. she did apologize for not voting more in past records. >> i am not proud of my voting record. i apologize. it was not the right thing to do and no one is more embarrassed by it than me. >>> jerry brown as usual
down when i said he wouldn't be hurt. >> i feel like i am with a politician. have you ever been wong? >> of course not. let me ask you this. >> yes, sir. >> should they have shut him down a while ago. >> i don't know if it was presentable. i think when your arm goes your arm goes. >> right. >> really not a whole lot. i do think they had should have shut him down a little bit earlier. they didn't. it wasn't a fluke because the guy has been pitching forever. >> right. >> four years in college. yes, they should have shut him down. but at some point if your arm is going to go it is going to go. but let it go now and when he comes back he is throwing 100 miles per hour just not at your head. >> if they had shut him down when i said they had shut him down because there was no play for this injury should not have happened. >> so you are a doctor now. >> i am playing once a day. >> he would have been find. >> he wouldn't have been using it. he would have been at home sitting on ice with the arm. >> you like to sit at home on ice. >> i do like to sit at home on ice because i'm cool. >> i say
of the shelters but first let's go to claudine wong. >> reporter: good morning, dave, yes, we are on glenview and skyview, as close to the command post as they will allow us at this hour. take a look but hind me we can see activity over there. we have seen fire instructions arrive and emergency personnel. ins chiewper two told us we are about three blocks from the actual fire area, firefighters are making progress, there is mostly smoke being seen so neighborhoods certainly much different from these pictures we saw yesterday and overnight when this explosion rocked the neighborhood last night and created -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- in its wake. at this hour the priority is still getting this fire out. again we are seeing a lot of smoke coming from that neighborhood. you have the victim's number expected to keep changing as they are trying to account for everyone. the lieutenant governor's office is also trying to get a handle on the situation. abel maldonado has declared a state of emergency. he was on scene this morning and is planning a briefing but -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: --
near natural gas lines. in the meantime, ktvu's claudine wong could have more. >>> we have been talking to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad happened once. and it is po
>>> let's get right to the top story. a killing spree. claudine wong is at a vallejo home with late-breaking information from police about chemicals found inside a home. >> reporter: this is a case that is so hard for everybody to wrap their heads around. there are so many part of it. there are at least five people dead. we have one man in custody. one man missing and then this issue of explosives. the bomb squad left this home in the last five minutes on upland court. i was told they found a lot of chemicals inside. among them ammonium, similar to whats with found in a storage locker on lemon street. investigators say they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is als
one person reported smelling gas before the explosion. ktvu's claudine wong is talking to those federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine
are these two missing women. ktvu's claudine wong is following that part of the story. she will have a report coming up at 5:30. >>> we will continue our team coverage of this still developing story. crow can also get more information by going to our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. >> well, preparations are underway for the first major debate of the election season. jade hernandez is at st. mary's college ahead of tonight's face off between senator barbara boxer and her republican challenger carl i fiorina, jade. >> reporter: both candidates have been campaigning but tonight's debate is very important. we are live at st. mary's college this morning where yesterday workers were still getting the stage ready. this is the first and so far only scheduled debate. this is employees and workers getting ready for the debate tonight. it is a much anticipated discussion between the two candidates and one all experts are eyeing to see who prevails. senator barbara boxer the incumbent, has been elected three times, the first back in 1993. she spoke to the commonwealth yesterday in san francisco and although
at redwood shores yesterday afternoon. we have claudine wong with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are in a bit of a holding pattern at redwood shores lagoon as we wait for the ntsb to arrive. until they finish their investigation, this plane will stay in the water. there are two victims that are also still in the water. that is not going to change until the investigation is complete. this 1961 twin engine beechcraft twin air crashed before noon yesterday. witnesses say they heard sounds that sounded like engine problems and reported the plane banking to the right before going nose first into the water. on that plane, 92-year-old bob borrmann, the founder of an east palo alto steel company, bill heinke, a flight instructor and his girlfriend. the plane was taken out of the water and police realized two more bodies were in it. >> they are in the immediate area of the plane. i'm not sure where they are in relation to the plane. they have been located. they are in a position where they cannot be pulled up without disturbing the plane. >> reporter: now we know witnesses tried to get ou
if there is any updates but certainly this is a mystery and they want to make sure she is okay. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a livermore father is in jail this morning on suspicion of stabbing his 14-year-old son 11 times. it all happened yesterday when 48-year-old gary gomez took his wife, his son and his son's friends fishing open the bet thane reservoir, he became angry when one of the friends said he had to go home. investigators say when his son interfered gomez stabbed the boy 11 times with a fishing knife. the wife was stabbed also. none of the injuries are life- threatening. >>> san francisco police are investigating the cause of a crash that killed two and injured three. the victims robbie mccam and nick parmento were recent graduates of oceana high. former graduates gathered and brought flowers and shared memories. >> it is heartbreaking for all of us. >> police say they were riding in a honda that turned perpendicular to traffic, when an oncoming toyota carrying three people crashed into the side of their car. the three victims were transported to the hospital with life-t
for several hours and were not able to find her but claudine wong now tells us authorities have now found her. she will have all the details coming up at 6:30. >>> also the chp wants to knowy a teenage girl jumped out of a moving car on a freeway. investigators think she may have jumped out after an argument with her boyfriend. the girl was treated for minor injuries then released to her parents. her boyfriend is in jail this morning, he is facing charges of resisting arrest. >> some homeless people say a mcdonalds is trying to get rid of them by eliminating its dollar menu. jade hernandez joins us now from san francisco with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. a buck used to go a long way at mcdonalds. it used to get you a god size mcdouble. not anymore. we are live at this mock donald's in the height ashbury neighborhood, the only mcdonalds which has done away with its dollar menu. the sign says no trespassing, no lightering and a 30 minute time limit while consuming food, all rules could curb problems this particular mcdonalds has had with the homeless outside its doors, the chro
begin our team coverage this morning with claudine wong. where are you and what can you tell us this morning? >> reporter: pam, we are as close to the fire line as they will allow us here on skyview. this is the command post, the staging area. there are two lines of police tape leading to that area. they don't want anyone getting closer. they are declaring this a crime scene and pushing everyone back. this has been an unbelievable scene for hours. it rocked this scene and created an inferno that destroyed dozens of homes in its wake. the priority is to get the fire out, which at last estimate was only 50% contained. -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- lieutenant- governor abel maldonado, the acting governor was on the scene from 1:30 to 4:00. he has declared a state of emergency and pland a briefing hours from now. and, of course you have everyone asking how this happened. everything points to this being a natural gas explosion. a full investigation was underway but aman said they were warn in signs. >> every day i could smell that smell from the gutter and sewer. a week and a hal
found in his car. he was also arrested there. claudine wong is following this very complicated case. she will be back with more on the investigation in a live report later this hour. >>> vallejo police are investigating another homicide this morning. the victim, 21-year-old darrell brackston of vallejo, found shot to death in the driver's seat of a van on callier vista avenue sunday night. no arrests have been made. a motive is still under investigation. >> a warning for women in the south bay this morning after a jogger was attacked along a trail. that happened near the south end of ?el avenue outside san jose city limits around 7:45 sunday morning. investigators say the suspect grabbed the victim, pushed her into an oak we duct and tried to sexually assault her. she managed to fight him off and escape. we talked with people who live nearby. >> i hope the man is caught and -- and justice is served. i mean, there is no way that something like that should happen to anyone. >> the suspect is described as latino in his 20s, 5'6," 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. morgan hill police
wong. savemuni.com. we hope on behalf of ridership, the mta, ta, exert the same passion in seeking funds for the muni system, not only for the restoration of service that has already been cut in december and may. but the deferred investment of $1.9 million that the m.t.a. study has concluded has been missing. $609 million, the structural deficit for the maintenance of the existing fleet. the central subway, as you may know from our previous communiques, in our opinion, is a poor investment, a politically initiated projects that does not serve chinatown or north beach. the central subway projects project -- reduction of services to the stockton corridor. about 75,000 hours per year. we think even the existing state and local funds of $384 million, of which $123 million in prop k funds, might be a salvation of the muni system in the next few years as the city faces increasing budget deficits. we hope there will be some enlightened leadership, if not from our city, from washington, perhaps the fta themselves, independent agency that are not as potenbeholden to the politicl forces in t
. and then more globally troubling for me, and maybe it is sort of bad timing for this project, and mr. wong said that, he said the application of the laws should be applied similarly to everyone, and i think that is true. i think we have had trouble with that. we heard some of the people involved are no longer with the department, and we heard from the very beginning of this hearing, during public comment, we were reminded of a permit expediter who was facing 200 felony counts for dealing with the same department in a way that was not -- this is mr. bley's language, it was not above board. mr. bley has been saying he does not think this is above board. taking that all the consideration, i have a harder time explaining away or excusing the time that has passed and caused the c.u. to expire. i think those are my comments for now. commissioner garcia: i will go. if other people want to wait. it is very hard to ignore the fact that so many people care so deeply about this project that they gave up an evening to be here late. obviously, they care about this. but as was stated early on by mr. bley and
a short update from susan wong on the ongoing review of board of education policies, and we will be taking that up in the next few sessions of the legislation committee. >> the next is a report from the augmented ad hoc committee on student assignment. commissioner wynns? >> i would like to take this opportunity if i may to read or highlight a lot of the time line of the actual meetings that are listed here in the agenda because the substance of the meeting was that we had the presentation of the draft proposals for the elementary attendance areas and the middle school feeder pattern. you have heard about that, and the point is not to discuss substance, but to highlight feedback. those were just introduced, as well as the transportation policy this evening for a first reading. on september 28, the theory is that we will be voting on those policies, that then by october 13th, that what will be presented to the board of education will be outreach, and on november 8, a monitoring and evaluation plan, and administrative regulations related to transportation will be presented to the committee.
, we are upset with that. commissioner wynns: we have five minutes left. >> my name is randy wong. i represent an elementary school bilingual program. after fourth grade, our parents have an -- our students have no more bilingual tests. most of our kids decide to change middle schools. i represent the parents' petition. we are against our kids go into a middle school without an immersion program or bilingual program. thank you. >> good evening. i wanted to start by thanking the district for the good faith with which they have listened to parent and community input. i definitely agree with the assistant superintendent that this is a complicated decision that requires thinking about a number of factors. i do feel that the community should have some sense of the timetable under which you are going to be trying to make these decisions. we do not know if we are talking about two months, 10 months, or two years. we deserve to have some more clarity, if not at this meeting, hopefully at one of the next meetings at which to take the vote. there are children that need language pathways' built
not make any sense. i am for the feeder pattern. think you for your time. >> my name is michael wong. i am a parent at francis scott key. i would like to echo some statements that i would like the feeder pattern to remain as it is. i think we are in danger of postponing the system. i appreciate all the work you have done to study the proposal. i think it is something that really makes sense and should be implemented. thank you. >> my name is david robinson. i am a parent. our school community prepared a statement in which we request a pause in the implementation of the middle school feeder program, specifically to deal with spinach capacity -- spahish nish capacity and also the issue of choice. we have, since the release of the draft map, opened the conversation with all of the spanish immersion elementary schools. we continue to work with them and partner with the district to turn this into a very positive experience for the whole district. i personally am always inspired in working on these issues by how much we all share a commitment to the values we hold for our kids. [applause] >> [sp
. the director of the p.u.c. requested them and pg&e has called a press conference for 1:00 today. claudine wong joins us live with more on what will be on the list. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, the p.u.c. made its request on friday and pg&e has this 1:00 press conference scheduled. we're told we get to see that list. the list will be the top 100. you no we have spent -- now we've spent this morning dealing with what will be on that list. this morning, it was a typical scene at tazman and 1st. no one seemed overly concerned about the pipe running underground. but chuck reed says he's already been that that section of pipeline will be on the list. but pg&e didn't give any details as to why. >> we don't know the specific locations of the section. we don't know what they plan to do about it. so we're anxious, like everybody else, about what needs to be done. >> reporter: this is the director sent to pg&e's president. it asks for seven areas of information. eventually they want to know which projects is high priority. and what specific public safety concerns put
accused of killing his girlfriend and police in two bay area cities are investigating it. claudine wong is live with all the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. dave. yes, we are at glen copark this morning because that parking lot was just one of the crime scenes in this. this is where police believe the killing may have happened but this is not where the body was found. this story took several twists and turns and a couple of confessions before he was caught and the body was discovered. the story began at 1:20 yesterday when police say he called his wife and confessed to killing his girlfriend. his wife called 911. police went to check the home but find no sign of her. at some point they got a call of a truck in this parking lot. it was empty but covered with what police say is bold. that obviously intensified the search. at 5:45 the story took another turn when a co-worker called police and told them he had driven to his home and confessed to him the killing of his girlfriend. so the co-workers called police. police got there and then found the body of a woman who it ap
the homes destroyed in the fire. ktvu's claudine wong is out there and live with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the process of rebuilding and moving forward takes a big step forward this morning as you said in just a couple of hours work is expected to begin out here. the process of clearing these homes gets underway. homes that have become a debris field out here. yesterday heavy demolition equipment started coming into the area. and victims had one last chance to go through what is left of their homes to try to salvage what they could. some cars were also towed away by insurance companies. there are 37 homes that need to be demolished. 37 homes destroyed by this fire. it promises to be an emotional time for this neighborhood. but i can tell you neighbors we talked to since this happened has also said it's difficult to move forward when this is what your neighborhood looks like. still some others say they are worried that when this all gets demolished the chance of recovering even a little momentos will be gone. >> don't worry. our home is destroyed. there's p
gubernatorial debate. that debate is being held at uc davis. that's where ktvu's claudine wong is standing by live with all the details. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we've moved to the law center this morning which is just a short disanswer away from where the debate will be held tonight. we came over here to talk to professor who is a law professor here, associate dean of academic affairs. we wanted to talk about this debate. first gubernatorial debate. a lot of people make up their minds sometimes after this debate. what does it mean to have it here at uc davis? >> i think it's a nice opportunity for the campus to show the growth that has occurred over the last ten years. and i think davis' proximity to the bay area and sacramento area make it kind of a good venue for something like this. >> reporter: that being said, what are your expectations for this debate? i know the law school's also been in session you said for about a month. your expectations and you heard students talking about what they're hoping to get out of this? >> i think debates tend to be as g
this at the retreat. carlos has designated suzy wong as a staff person to review board policies. she is going to be bringing a recommendation for working with a service, probably cspa to update all of our board policies and make sure that they are appropriately updated and that -- and get them all online, and then they will maintain them for us. i will augment that meeting when it comes to us, and there will be some sort of contract before the board on that issue. the next meeting will be monday, october 18 at 5:30 p.m. >> thank you. commissioner maufas? >> i just want to say that the next meeting for personnel matters and labor relations is thursday, october 14. >> thank you. >> the next budget committee meeting will be this coming thursday. it is always augmented, but it is all informational items at this point, one of them being that we will discuss the budget issues around the support zone -- superintendent zone, which has been asked quite a few times. if you are interested, you are more than welcome to attend. >> i am going to rely on the memory of my fellow commissioner. president kim,
wong, who is there at the scene, and she has this update. >> reporter: good morning. they've been making a lot of progress. the crews just left after cleaning up what was left of the cable and they really hoped to open up this left lane just in the last couple of minutes. but there was another problem. if you look past the orange truck, you can see the big rig -- the truck there. that's one of the trucks involved this this accident after another truck lost its load. they are gonna need to do special things until they can pull that out of the way, until they can pull that out of the way, this left lane won't be opening. we're hearing frightening stories. the white truck was carrying a trailer. that trailer had heavy metal cable on it. the driver told the chp, he felt the load or the trailer at least start to shift and that cable went flying into the roadway blocking two lanes of traffic. a big rig was the first to come upon that, rolled over it, actually busted open his tire. he was sliding in the center divide. right behind him, three more cars hit the cable. we talked to one gent
news out of vallejo where the chp is on the scene of several accidents. ktvu's claudine wong is there now on the scene this morning. claudine, what can you tell us? >> reporter: pam, it's a pretty incredible scene here on highway 37 at 29. let me show you the problem out here. take a look at all this cable that's in front of the road. this is very heavy metal cable that spilled out on to the roadway a little over an hour and a half ago. we're not sure what happened except we know this truck who was carrying all this cable on a trailer actually spilled the load onto this highway. and then cars coming behind it actually hit it. we talked to a driver who actually said he was coming out of the darkness all of a sudden he sees the cable, hits it, it busts open. [ indiscernible ] [ audio problems ] this gentleman actually walking by flipped over. fortunately he was okay. at least five accidents have come as a result of this crash. right now what they're trying to do is clean it up. it's so heavy however you can see them trying to cut it. they have to cut it before they can pull it
missing since yesterday. claudine wong was there when that search ended. she talked to the woman. claudine is now live in concord with all of the details. what happened? >> reporter: well, the mystery has been solved. this woman is safe, 21-year-old amanda sloan, is behind the fence still underneath the overpass there with some friends. police had been searching for her since yesterday afternoon since she called 911 complaining of chest pains saying she fell out of her wheelchair. police found her underneath the freeway. she told them she's fine and doesn't need help. >> my phone died. >> reporter: your phone died. >> how are you feeling now? >> i'm fine. >> reporter: you don't want to go to the hospital now? >> no. no. >> reporter: but you're okay? >> yes. >> reporter: were you surprised when they showed up here? >> yes. i'm just really stressed out. >> apparently a witness came out to you this morning and said he had seen her and checked her and she's fine. >> reporter: police said they did search this area extensively yesterday. sloan been says -- says she's been here the whole time. po
begins to search the waters off marin county. it's in response to a frantic may day call. claudine wong has an update. >> good morning. i'm waiting for the coast guard to get back to me. we know yesterday, they spanned this area, from here, south to angel island. they are looking for the distressed caller. the problem is they don't know who or what they are looking for. all they know is a female caller called in a may day shortly before 10:00 last night. there was very little information. here's what the coast guard said this morning about that call. >> it was a woman calling, i have a may day. listen to me. listen to me. i have a may day. the coast guard of san francisco was able to reestablish communication with the woman. they never heard back from her. >> reporter: they also put out a call to other vessels for any type of distressed voters. they did send two vessels out on the water to search the waters for any sign of a distressed voter -- boater and that came up empty. they say this is like someone calling 911. so they take this as an emergency and take it very seriously. they wer
for victims. we have live team coverage following last night's explosion. we begin with claudine wong at the command center. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the command post, a few blocks from the fire center. you look behind me, see where firefighters and emergency crews are gathered this morning. this is considered a crime scene. this area on out. now that we have daylight we are getting a unique perspective of what this looks like. live above the view from our camera on our live truck it looks like we are having a little trouble getting the picture to you. we can see some smoke and some -- over the entire neighborhood where this is happening indicating this is not over yet. pictures are a huge improvement from the pictures we were looking at yesterday as the explosion raced through the area at 6:15, created inferno that destroyed the home. emergency crews are trying to account for everyone. more than 50 homes dried. 100 err acefected -- destroyed and 100 others affected. logistically they are trying to get hundreds of firefighters where they need to be. there are several stree
of at least two major cities they are on the list. claudine wong is in san jose where you just spoke to chuck reed for his reaction. >> reporter: good morning. yes, mayor reed says he is not surprised that this area made the legs of the 100 high-risk pipeline. it's a large city and a lot of the area could be collected. they haven't gotten a lot of information yet. he's still waiting for more information to figure out where san jose goes from here. what we do know at this point, there are two intersections that will be on the list. one is on the intersection of 1st and tazman and there's another one with the border with milpitas. mayor reed said he didn't really get any more information other than that. we do know that the 1st and tazman intersection was scheduled for repair in a couple of years from now. it's not clear if being on this list is going to speed that up. mayor reed says certainly the san bruno explosion has been on his mind and certainly the question of what that means for san jose is on his mind. >> they didn't tell us a whole lot. we'll have to 2008 to see how much information
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